Convention Overview

Central States Communication Association
2024 Annual Conference

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Amway Grand Plaza

Grand Rapids, Michigan

April 2 – 7, 2024

Faculty, students, independent scholars, and community partners are all encouraged to attend the 2024 convention to explore the conference theme: Incoherence.

The conference will feature:

  • Research paper sessions and discussion panels organized by Interest Groups and Caucuses
  • Great Ideas For Teaching (GIFT) sessions
  • Regional scholarship showcases organized by the States Advisory Council
  • Undergraduate Honors Research Conference
  • Federation Prize recipient presentation
  • Spotlight panels connected to conference theme
  • ... and much more!

The deadline for submissions is October 7, 2023, 11:59 pm CDT

Primary Program Planner: Dr. Kathy Denker,

Preconference information will be available in the fall.

Amway Grand Plaza Information

The 2024 conference hotel is The Amway Grand Plaza.

Hotel address: 187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

Phone: (616) 774-2000

2024 Room Rates
$139/night plus 15% taxes
Parking: $15 per day (self)/$20 per day (valet)

Registration opens in January 2024.

A credit card is required to reserve your room, but no deposit will be collected at this time.

Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve early to ensure you have lodging onsite!

Important: We strongly suggest that you book your room as soon as possible but before February 14. You do not have to pay your room fee in advance -- you simply need a credit card to hold your room. Once the hotel is filled, there will be no overflow hotels for this year's conference. Those who reserve early should be easily accommodated.

Hotel highlights:

  • Central location in Downtown Grand Rapids
  • Complimentary wireless internet access in sleeping rooms
  • Complimentary shared wireless internet access in meeting rooms
  • Fully outfitted fitness center with spectacular city views and rooftop pickleball
  • Day passes to Worklab (Grand Rapids coworking & meeting space)
  • Pet-friendly